You are entering your medical externship placement or received your diploma and now are ready to start your CFY. It’s like the first day of school but this time you do not need a new swanky lunch box, you need comfortable Scrubs and necessary medical SLP accessories. This is by no means an exhaustive list and many will, of course, have different opinions but perhaps this is a list that may get you started. Please comment below if you have other suggestions.

KOI Women’s Stretch Scrub Pants

No matter what you choose, choose comfort. Nothing is worse than sandpaper scrubs.

ICU- Barco Women’s- 5 Pocket Lab Coat

The most comfortable lab coats have large pockets for papers, tablets, pens, tongue blades and thickener packets (yes, you’ll see!). I would suggest looking for the 5-pocket lab coat.

Crocs Unisex Specialist Clog

Again, comfort is key as you sprint those hallways!

3M Littmann Lightweight II S.E. Stethoscope, Black Tube, 28 inch

These greatly vary in price. I would shoot for the less expensive option as it is still quality. Once you lose one or two, you’ll know what I mean.

METALITE Reusable Penlight Standard

Nothing like an inexpensive solid pen-light for those oral-mech exams.


Additional resources for new clinicians

Dysphagia Books

Dysphagia Course: Understanding the events of normal and abnormal swallowing